Why Rent? If you are a first time buyer there are several loan programs available that will allow you to purchase a home with zero down payment.
If you are currently or were previously in the military you very likely will have the benefits of the GI Bill and will be able to purchase a home with no down payment.
If you are not in the military you can also purchase a home with no down payment.
All/Pros offers free educational seminars for the purpose of offering this service to the public. These seminars are held on a monthly basis.
For schedule and times of recommended class
Road Map For The First Time Home Buyera